Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black)

BH #KEBCKHBL • MFR #BC-KHBL
Keyhole
Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness (Black)
Key Features
  • For DSLRs, Camcorders, Small Cameras
  • Attaches to Backpack or Chest Harness
  • Secures to 1" Wide Webbing on Pack
  • Reduces Camera Weight on Neck
This Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness in black from Back Country Solutions offers you a way to hike, bike, ski, or snowshoe while holding your camera safe and steady against your body. The harness is unique in design since it provides a way to prevent the swing that usually happens when a camera is attached to a typical backpack or chest harness straps. With traditional harnesses you find yourself trying to hold your camera steady while using trekking poles. Or if you're scrambling up a hill, your camera bounces any which way while you're trying to grab a rock to make it to the next ledge.
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Keyhole BC-KHBL Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Accessibility
  • 3Protection
  • 4Simplicity
  • 5Materials

This Keyhole Hands-Free Camera Harness in black from Back Country Solutions offers you a way to hike, bike, ski, or snowshoe while holding your camera safe and steady against your body. The harness is unique in design since it provides a way to prevent the swing that usually happens when a camera is attached to a typical backpack or chest harness straps. With traditional harnesses you find yourself trying to hold your camera steady while using trekking poles. Or if you're scrambling up a hill, your camera bounces any which way while you're trying to grab a rock to make it to the next ledge.

The Keyhole is designed to hold your camera and lens firmly against your backpack or chest harness, with the lens facing down and held steady with no swing. The design includes a special cap keeper that prevents your lens from swaying side to side. When you're ready to shoot, there's no complicated hardware to unhook or adjust to put your camera into shooting position. Perhaps one of the best features of this system is its ability to limit the strain of your camera on your neck. In addition, with your lens held tightly against your body, there's less chance of it banging into a rock, bush, or the ground.

The Keyhole attaches quickly and efficiently, and is made from durable polypropylene straps and a hard-plastic plate into which your camera slides. Screw the included Keyhole knob into the camera's 1/4 - 20 tripod socket. This knob then slides neatly into the slot of the hard-plastic Keyhole plate. The buckles come with four male connectors that mesh with the female connectors on your backpack straps. Adjust the straps so the fit is tight and comfortable. Finally, hook the touch-fastened cap keeper to your existing lens cap. The cap keeper can also be used to make sure your lens cap never disappears, as lens caps tend to do too often. When you're ready to shoot, simply remove the cap keeper and raise the camera slightly to remove it from the Keyhole's slot. After shooting, replace the knob in the slot, reattach the cap keeper and you're ready to move on.

Accessibility

Quickly switch from hands-free positioning to shooting stance with no fancy or complicated hardware to readjust when you want to use your camera

Protection

Holds your camera steady against your body using your backpack or chest harness. The included cap keeper with touch fastener holds your lens facing downward and prevents it from swinging while hiking, skiing or walking. The cap keeper also prevents your lens cap from getting lost.

Simplicity

The Keyhole attaches to any backpack or chest harness that uses a 1" wide webbing on the shoulder straps. Quick-attach sternum strap adjusters attach to existing backpack/chest harness straps.

Materials

Made from durable polypropylene straps and a hard-plastic plate; includes touch-fastened cap keeper that secures to your original lens cap
UPC: 860477000206

Keyhole BC-KHBL Specs

MaterialPolypropylene Straps
Hard-Plastic Plate
Attachment MethodQuick-Attach Sternum Strap Adjusters Attach to Existing Backpack/Chest Harness Straps
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 5.55 x 1.25"
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What would I need to use this without a pack?
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How well would this work on a woman with a larger chest, say 'C' ish and up? All the models I see with it are rather flat across the chest.
Asked by: Dana C.
It would depend on he camera and lens. A large, heavy camera with a heavy lens (telephoto) would probably take some getting used to, but I do not think it would be a real problem.
Answered by: Russell H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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I don't understand how this attaches to my backpack. The description says: The buckles come with four male connectors that mesh with the female connectors found on your backpack's straps. My Osprey Manta backpack does not have these female connectors. So does that mean I cannot use this with my pack?
Asked by: Anonymous
Sorry for the delay, I bought this for my son and I asked him about it, and he claims it works just fine. Now he uses his harness on a mid-size Gregory backpack, I don't know how different the back packs are, but if you have a problem attaching it I would contact the manufacturer of the harness or Osprey, good luck!
Answered by: Frank D.
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Do I need to buy any additional camera screw so I can attach my camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
No, the harness comes with the camera screw. You may want to buy an additional one as I often forget to take it off one camera and put it on the other. I have also had to repair the screw a few times with glue but I am very hard on it.
Answered by: michelle g.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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The description states: Reduces Camera weight on neck. How much, considering the weight of Canon 5D M II with 24-105 L ?
Asked by: Anthony K.
If your lenses is not too heavy, you can see a well reduction of weight on your neck and you can use your hands for another pourpose if you are walking or doing some activity. I use it when i go to the mountain to practice haking
Answered by: Min K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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The swivel clip accessory that pops up for $19.99 - can that be used with this harness or is it for use with a neck strap?
Asked by: Anonymous
From the picture, looks as though the swivel clip accessory can also be used on the harness strap. As an avid backpacker, I use the backpack mount which works extremely well. Enjoy! strap.
Answered by: Paul K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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This product looks like exactly what I need to take the weight off my neck and keep the camera from swinging while I walk. But is it possible to use this harness and a tripod? Is there anyway to make it compatible?
Asked by: Noreen R.
I have used it hiking in the desert for 2 years with great success attaching it to my back pack. However to use with a tripod you would have to unscrew the red keyhole knob at the base of your camera and replace with your normal tripod quick mounting plate. No tool is required to remove the red keyhole knob just your fingers. It definitely solved my neck strain problem when hiking in the mountains so I definitely recommend it.Bill P.
Answered by: William P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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